Somerset Churches Trust regular fundraiser, Ride and Stride, will be taking place as normal this year, on Saturday 12 September. Somerset Churches Trust is a registered charity dedicated to raising money to support churches of all denominations with the giving of grants for repairs, restorations and alterations to aid greater community use.
Philip G Skelhorn, Ride + Stride organiser says, “Much of charity’s income is raised during the annual sponsored event known as ‘Ride + Stride for churches’ and in the 24 years it has been founded £466,478 has been raised by Ride + Stride, all of which has been recycled in the form of grants. The Somerset Churches Trust celebrates its twenty fifth anniversary next year and our target is to raise £500,000.00. With this firmly in our mind, and with your help, we are confident that we will do so.
“The traditional format of walking, cycling, or by any means you prefer, between the churches or chapels in your area will still be available to those willing and able to do so and if the 12 September is not convenient, you can hold your event between 5 and 20 September.”
From the sponsorship obtained, 50 per cent will be returned to the church or other registered charity of the church’s choosing. However, because of the medical emergency affecting our country, ‘Ride + Stride for churches’ this year will take a different and simplified format.
You can also make a direct donation on the Somerset Churches Trust online donations website on Virginmoneygiving.com.